Coach’s Worlds Webinar

Odyssey of the Mind World Finals 2024

Congratulations on your advancement to the World Finals!

It is an incredible honor to represent NorCal Odyssey at World Finals! We want to help you and your team have an amazing experience at this event. We are hosting a coaches’ webinar to offer tips for getting your team to the competition, and to discuss what you can do while participating. The online format also allows experienced coaches to share their experiences and new coaches to ask important questions.

Thank you to everyone who helped make our webinar a success! If you were unable to attend, we’ve made the recording available.

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Bruce Mackinlay
NorCal Association Director

Marilyn Tamura
NorCal Assistant Association Director

How do I register?

It’s easy, there’s no registration required! Advancing coaches will receive a webinar link via email after the conclusion of the State Association Tournament. If you have advanced and have not received an email, contact our Communications Director, Kristen Friend.

Coaches & Teams
Judges & Volunteers
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  • How are Spontaneous Problems Chosen for Competitions?
    Approximately ⅓ of your final calculated score is based on Spontaneous. Practice, practice, practice…AND…Have fun realizing that on-the-spot creativity can be helped along with advanced prep!
  • Good News! You Can Modify.
    This is when teams are re-evaluating their solutions in light of their experiences at their Qualifying Tournament. And yes, you have the opportunity to make adjustments to your solution given what you learned.